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Squires earn victoryin three-way track meet

HURDLE: Manchester’s Katie Barker clears the final hurdle during the 100-meter hurdles at Tuesday’s three-way meet against Wabash and Rochester.

Staff reports

A three-way track meet at Manchester between the hosts, Wabash and Rochester on Tuesday night saw the Apache boys’ team and Squire girls’ team earn victories.

The Squire girls’ team finished with 68 points while Rochester tallied 49 points and Wabash 39. The boys’ meet saw Wabash rack up 71 points, Manchester 60 and Rochester 26.

In the girls’ meet, Manchester’s Katie Barker earned a trio of victories. Individually, the junior picked up wins in the 100- and 300-meter hurdle events while also helping the 1,600-meter relay team to a win alongside Kailea Kerr, Tove Lennartsson and Kendra Kline.

Kerr picked up individual wins in the 100- and 400-meter dashes while Gabby Brewer earned wins in the long jump and high jump. Emily Mize won the discus as well for the Squires.

Victories for Wabash came from the 400-meter relay team of Leigha Boggs, Maya Benysh, Jordan Stumbo and Madison Lutz, Mariah Wyatt in the shot put and Stumbo in the 200-meter dash.

For the Wabash boys’ team, first-place finishes came from the 3,200-meter relay team of Zack Reed, Koby Prater, Dereck Vogel and Blakley Stevens, Charly Smith in the 300-meter hurdles, Blake Wiser in the 400-meter dash, Austin Vinopal in the shot put and discus and Reed in the 800- and 1,600-meter runs.

Isaiah Davis took first in the high jump for Manchester while Remington Trick placed first in the long jump. Montgomery Pattison placed first in the 110-meter hurdles and Trey Clark placed first in the 200-meter dash.

The 1,600-meter relay team of Trick, Davis, Ben Reichenbach and Tyler Andritsch took first as did the 400-meter relay team of Fermin Guerrero, Nick Wagner, Jacob Burton and Clark.

The Wabash baseball team picked up its second-straight win on Tuesday with an 18-3 win on the road against Caston in five innings.

The Apaches led just 3-2 heading into the fourth before plating four runs to take a 7-3 lead after four innings. The guests would explode for 11 runs in the fifth inning to put the game away in the fifth.

Kallen Kelsheimer was a perfect 4-for-4 at the plate with four runs and three RBIs. Robert Irgang was 2-for-3 with three runs and three RBIs while Levi Hall finished 2-for-4 with two runs and three RBIs.

On the mound, Clayton Floor earned the win, going four innings and giving up six hits and three runs, one earned, with four strikeouts and one walk. Jared Holley pitched an inning of relief with two walks and a strikeout.

Wabash’s softball team was blanked on the road on Tuesday, falling to Mississinewa 6-0 to drop to 0-3 on the season.

Erica King had two hits for the Apaches and Alivia Short had one in the loss.

Tabatha Wagner pitched five innings, giving up seven hits and five runs on four walks and two strikeouts. Kyndal Fields pitched an inning of relief, giving up a run on a walk and a hit.

Southwood’s softball team, meanwhile, earned a 20-1 win on the road against Eastern on Tuesday in five innings.

MaKenna Pace had five hits and five RBIs for Southwood while Kassity Simpson was 3-for-4 with three runs and three RBIs. Olivia Adams was 3-for-4 with three runs and three RBIs.

Erin McGouldrick, Keagan Simpson and Kayla Mays all had two hits on the day with McGouldrick and Mays have two RBIs apiece.

In the center circle, Pace pitched three innings, giving up three hits and one walk to earn the win. Simpson pitched two innings, giving up a hit and an unearned run with four walks and one strikeout.

The Southwood boys’ golf team picked up a win in its season-opener at home, 199-202. Parker Mays carded a 42, Carson Heath a 48, Ket Baldwin a 53, Baron Hedrick a 56 and Logan Arnold a 59 in the win.

The Knights’ tennis team fell to Madison-Grant on the road on Tuesday, 5-0, in its season opener.

Drue Gentry at No. 1 singles, Lorynn Hunt at No. 2 singles and Allison Steele at No. 3 singles lost in straight sets on the night as did the No. 2 doubles team of Haleigh Snyder and Courtney Andrick.

The No. 1 doubles team of Emily Gwillim and Kyrstin Gouveia fell in three sets on the night, 7-5, 2-6, 4-6.

The Northfield girls’ tennis team fell well on Tuesday, falling at home to South Adams at home 5-0.

Sidney Prater fell 3-6, 3-6 at No. 1 singles while Macie Sears at No. 2 singles and Chloe Miller at No. 3 singles each lost 0-6, 0-6.

In doubles play, the No. 1 team of Katy Pefley and Indi Shear lost 2-5, 2-5 while the No. 2 doubles team of Kelcie Thomson and Erin Whetstone lost 4-6, 6-4, 3-6.